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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles

I went on to those links and read some of those interviews, what a great repository of info. I saw that John Lennon, in a 1980 interview and Paul McCartney in a 90s interview both continued to profess that the song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds was not written about LSD. They swore up and down, Lennon until right before his death even, that they didn't even notice the initials until well after the song was recorded. Why would they continue to perpetuate this denial twenty to thirty years after the song was recorded? It is such an obvious fabrication as to be completely ludicrous. Is it a case of a story being repeated so often that they have convinced themselves it is true, and they really believe it?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles

Re Lucy - you might just want to take a look at this and then see what you think. Maybe they were telling the truth all these years...

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/beatles/article6852494.ece

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 31, 2010 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles

I remember that news story of the girl, and completely believe that story of Julian's picture being the inspiration for the song. But seriously, how could anyone possibly believe that the song was not a (very thinly)veiled reference to an LSD trip? Why would the Beatles continue to disavow the connection thirty years later?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 31, 2010 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles

Given the fact that they were a bunch of scally Scousers it's more than likely that they knew exactly what they were doing when they titled that song. If you ask me, it's a wind up - and they got exactly the reaction they hoped for. As I said about Garcia yesterday, they had a mischievous sense of humour.